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Beware of Washington State University(WSU) Dynamics 365 Phishing Scams

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Beware of Washington State University(WSU) Dynamics 365 Phishing Scams

Washington State University(WSU) users are asked to be on the lookout for the phishing email scam message below and others like it. The phishing emails, which claim that WSU Dynamics 365 is being upgraded and it might cause email users to exceed their accounts' quota limit, are being sent by cyber criminals. And, contain a link that goes to phishing website that will steal their WSU account credentials (user names and passwords).

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Once cyber criminals have stolen the WSU account credentials, they will hijack the accounts and use them fraudulently.

A Sample of the WSU Phishing Email

Sent: Monday, March 13, 2017 3:52 PM
Subject: New Mail

Dear Users

We are upgrading our WSU Dynamics 365 and it might make your quota limit exceed it's normal limit. This might block incoming mail from coming in. To validate and increase the storage limit

Click Here

Warning! Your office mail might not work properly if you refuse to validate your WSU membership.

IT Dept.

WSU

---- End message ---

Washington State University (WSU) users who have already been tricked by the phishing email scam, are asked to contact the Washington State University's I.T department for help.

Washington State University (WSU) email users should not click on a link to sign into their accounts, even if the email message appears to have been sent from a legitimate email address. It is recommended that they go directly to www.wsu.edu, click on “Email Login” or “myWSU,” and sign-in from there. Once they have signed into their accounts, they will receive notifications if there is any change to their accounts, or if there is something that needs to be done to their accounts. Or, they can report suspicious email messages to their I.T department.

Signing in from www.wsu.edu is the most effective way Washington State University users can protect themselves against phishing scams and not become victims of cyber crimes.

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Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com .

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